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Bristol Engineering student named Student Volunteer of the Year

Conor McGlacken (right) with Peter Hansford, Chairman of the EWB-UK Board of Trustees

25 February 2015

Conor McGlacken, a fourth-year Engineering Design student, has received the Student Volunteer of the Year Award as part of Student Volunteering Week.

Conor is the President of the student society Engineers Without Borders Bristol, a branch of the international charity Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK). He began as a volunteer in the EWB Outreach programme, holding workshops for school children on engineering in development, and has since worked on many engineering outreach projects in schools across the UK and Nigeria.   

The judges commended ‘Conor’s commitment to go above and beyond to effect change and innovate within a national charity,’ and added that he ‘has not only demonstrated his passion for social and environmental issues, but also for providing meaningful volunteering opportunities to his peers and inspiring them to get involved.’

Conor was presented with his award at the Houses of Parliament on 23 February.

You can find details of Conor’s award on the SVW blog.     


Further information

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) 2015 takes place from 23 February to 1 March 2015 and aims to bring together individuals and organisations across the UK to celebrate the achievements and impact of student volunteers in their local communities, encouraging and inspiring more students to volunteer. For more information, visit the SVW website

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